English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 6 - 2019 | Page 43

MANOOVR HEGMANN TRANSIT GMBH & CO. KG Mega investment in Nooteboom special trailers Hegmann Transit GmbH & Co. KG from Sonsbeck in Germany, partner of the Bigmove group, has extended their fleet with a large number of Nooteboom low-loaders and Manoovr semi low-loaders. Hegmann already has dozens of Nooteboom trailers. These latest additions are specifically intended to be used for the transport of heavy machinery. The investment consists of various vehicles, including several 4-axle EURO-PX low-loaders with 2-axle Interdolly, type EURO-95-24ICP and 5-axle Manoovr extendible semi low- loaders, type MPL-85-05(V) with excavator trough and 80-tonne ramps. For Hegmann it is the first time they invest in the Manoovr semi low-loaders. The important economic advantages the Manoovr semi low-loader offers Hegmann were the basis for this significant investment in the Manoovr semi low-loaders. The combination of the extremely low load floor of the Manoovr with excavator trough and special 80-tonne ramps makes it possible for Hegmann to transport most of the heavy construction machinery with this semi low-loader, where before they had to use a 2bed4 low-loader. In addition to the lower purchase price and the extremely high load capacity these Manoovr semi loaders also offer important advantages when it comes to exemptions, manoeuvrability and transport efficiency due to their shorter combination length. And the construction machines that are too high for the MPL semi low-loader can be transported with the EURO-PX low- loaders. At the coming BAUMA, taking place in Munich from 8 to 14 April, the Manoovr of Hegmann will be one of the eye-catching exhibits at the Nooteboom stand FN721/10.  ■ FOPPIANI TRASPORTI SRL SILVASTI First Manoovr in Italy Trailers for wind energy Fratelli Foppiani Trasporti Srl is one of the principal crane and special transport companies in Italy. The company, which was established in 1960, has their head office in Milan. Foppiani has a large fleet of cranes and vehicles for abnormal transport at their disposal. Recently the very first Nooteboom Manoovr on the Italian market was added to their fleet. The first contact was made at the GIS Expo in Piacenza in October 2017. Soon Foppiani ordered the heaviest version of a Manoovr extendible semi low-loader: the MPL-150-37V. This giant with ten axle lines (including a Multidolly with 3 axle lines) is mainly used for the transport of transformers weighing just over 100 tonnes. Foppiani: “First and foremost we opted for the Nooteboom Manoovr because it is very easy to operate and extremely user-friendly. Other deciding factors for choosing the Manoovr were the low load floor, the high load capacity due to the pendle axles, the reputation of Nooteboom and even the design. We are immensely impressed by the high quality of the finish and the use of top-quality parts. We have already ordered a second Nooteboom trailer: a 3-axle OVB Teletrailer for the transport of steel structures.”  ■ Finnish transport company Silvasti is a family business ‘pur sang’, just like Nooteboom. The company was established almost 50 years ago, but in recent years their activities have been growing rapidly. Apart from their head office in Finland Silvasti now has branches in Sweden and Germany. At the end of 2017 they took over the Danish transport company Frank Norager. Silvasti is now one of the main players in special transport in the northern part of Europe. Nooteboom and Silvasti share a long history together and a large part of their fleet consists of Nooteboom vehicles. In order to further expand their leading position in special transport Silvasti has placed an order for more than 10 vehicles. These trailers will mainly be used for the transport of windmill components and include SWC Super Wing Carriers, Quatro Telesteps and 6-axle Manoovr semi low-loaders.  ■ 43